Articles about Ray of Hope Prize

Pheronym, a 2020 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist Receives $25,000 AgTech Grant

Reprinted from Woodland Daily Democrat

Pheronym, a finalist in the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize competition just received a $25,000 Agtech grant to help them reach commercialization milestones.

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Spotlight on bio-based textiles: Finding inspiration from nature

Reprinted from Bio Market Insights

Werewool is one of nine finalist teams that are competing for the Ray of Hope Prize.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2020

Our quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for all of the latest news from the Foundation and our key funding initiatives.

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Through Biomimicry, Brazil Seeks Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature

Reprinted from Mongabay

In Brazil, many immersion courses are now offered in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes that focus on innovative materials, and biomimicry consultants and startups are emerging in the market: In 2018, Nucleário became the first Brazilian company to win a prize from the Biomimicry Institute for its technology that protects trees in reforestation projects, based on the principles of winged seeds and bromeliads.

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Learning from Nature Part 2: Context and Connectivity

Reprinted from the Biomimicry Institute

In Part 2 of a 2-Part Blog Series, the Biomimicry Institute's program manager, Michelle Graves shares her unique perspective on the power of context and connectivity based on experiences from the recent Biomimicry Bootcamp experience in Panama.

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Learning from Nature - It's Good for Business (Part 1)

Reprinted from the Biomimicry Institute

The Biomimicry Institute’s Entrepreneurship Director Jared Yarnall-Schane tells his story of leading the Biomimicry Launchpad Entrepreneurship Expedition in Panama in February 2020. Journey with him as he shines a light on the strategies and experiences felt by participants.

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A Quiet War: Using Biomimicry in the Time of Coronavirus

Reprinted from Biomimicry Institute Blog

Active participation in an effort to help others is one way to temporarily alleviate some of the emotions we are all feeling about COVID-19. Biomimics have a valuable role to play in this moment.

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Announcing the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize® Finalists

The Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the nine finalist teams competing for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize. These cutting-edge startups are advancing nature-inspired solutions that address a wide range of problems. From eliminating toxic paints and dyes, to providing a new, regenerative approach to marine infrastructure, these game-changing companies are providing a ray of hope in the world today.

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Join the Live Watch Party for “The Promise of Biomimicry” Premiering January 23

Tune in to get a firsthand perspective of how the Biomimicry Institute is pioneering an open-access platform for nature-inspired design.

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The Promise of Biomimicry: Join us Thursday for the Film Watch Party

Blog Feature

Join us Thursday, 1/23 for a video watch party with the Biomimicry Institute.

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